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Xala

Sembène, Ousmane. Senegal. 1974.

Title:
Xala
Alternate Title:
Impotence; The Curse
Director:
Sembène, Ousmane
Production Co:
Filmi Doomireew; Société National de Cinématographie
Country:
Senegal
Year:
1974
Description:
3 film reels of 3.   16mm.   release print.
Feature.   121 minutes.   color.   sound - optical track.   24 fps.   1.33:1
Language:
Wolof and French with English subtitles
Genre:
Comedy - Drama
Notes:
Sound. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. Minimal fading. Moderate to extreme gate scratch, with occasional deep persistent scratches. Moderate curl, minimal shrinkage. Other sources list running time at 123m; difficult to tell if print is full length. Varies between 1.33 and 1.66 hard masked. A rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency.
Film Grade:
C
Link to:
FII catalog |
Restriction on viewing / access:
FSC film prints do not circulate.
Status:
IN